Best weekend destinations near Kolkata

by Sudipta Majumder The new era of marketing: Digital marketing

Kolkata is a big metro city. People living in this city often lead very busy lives. Approaching deadlines and high work pressure makes going to office a stressful experience. Even at home, there are family responsibilities to look after. People do not get much time for relaxing and recreation. Working professionals do not find the opportunity to spend time with family or loved ones. This is why it is important to take short breaks or vacations.

Weekend Holiday Resort in Kolkata

There are many top weekend holiday resorts in Kolkata where people can spend a relaxing time. Located near the outskirts of the city, these holiday resorts are surrounded by lush greenery. The resort premises feature a lot of open spaces and tress are planted to provide a calm and serene ambience. For guests who spend most of their days in office cubicles, these resorts are a welcome change of scenery. The peaceful surroundings are ideal for relaxing and rejuvenation after a hectic week.

Looking for a relaxed getaway near Kolkata?

Below are some of the best options:


Digha is a seaside resort town famous for its spectacular beaches. Located at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal, this the most well-known weekend getaways destination near Kolkata. Attracting thousands of tourists with its spectacular sea beaches, it is almost customary to take a bath at the Digha beach. Other attractions include Marine Aquarium and Research Centre, Lord Shiva Temple at Chandaneswar, Old Digha, Shankharpur beach and the Udaipur Beach.


Mandarmani is another popular seaside resort village near the city. Said to have the longest drivable beach in India, Mandarmani is fast gaining reputation as a top tourist destination in West Bengal. Spotting red crabs crawling around the beach side is one of the special attractions here. Spending time at a holiday resort by the sea beach is an ideal way of having a quiet weekend.


The most famous hill station near Kolkata, Darjeeling lies among the lesser Himalayan ranges. The hill station is well known for its spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga mountain ranges. The hilly regions of Darjeeling boast of beautiful panoramic views of tea plantations growing as far as the eye can see. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a UNESCO world heritage site. There are also many Buddhist monasteries here that are popular tourist spots.


Overlooking the Teesta River valley, Kalimpong is nestled in the foothills of Shivalik ranges. This hill station is home to many ancient Buddhist monasteries, some old churches, and the popular flower market here that boats of a wide array of orchids. It offers beautiful panoramic views to its visitors.


Bishnupur is famous for its terracotta temples that date back to 15th century. This old cultural town is about 5 hours drive from Kolkata. For almost a thousand years, Bishnupur was the capital of the Malla kings of Mallabhum. Most of the exquisite terracotta temples, for which the town is famous today, were built during that period. Apart from the craft of terracotta, Bishnupur is also well-known for its local production of Baluchari sarees.


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